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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:03 pm    Post subject: Michigan Geocaching segment on UPN 50... Reply with quote

A recent thread on the national forums including a comment about UPN 50's recent story about Geocaching. At the end of the segment the news anchor said "You can get a GPS unit for about $75 or you can get a life." and that was followed by laughter from him and his co-anchors...

You can see the thread on the MI Geocaching forum (includes a WMV file of the segment):

http://www.mi-geocaching.org/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=68

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JT
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW.... Excellent story, but what a horses well..... ***.... Some people's kids!

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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quit insulting my horses rumps. Rolling Eyes Laughing

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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha nice story anyways, too bad they slanted it more towards the childish end of things.

I thought I got into geocaching so I'd have a life Wink So my twist on that reporter would be "You can sit at a desk and be a News Anchor, or you can get a life"
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its too bad they showed a cache that you have to dig in the snow to get. Thats likely to turn off some people. But otherwise a good report, one of the best I have seen.

No problem here with the final comment. If you can't laugh at yourself, thats when you have no life.

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murph
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is 3 emails address's you can write to the station. I did, did anyone else? I personally think Zimmerman is the one who needs to get a life.

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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
No problem here with the final comment. If you can't laugh at yourself, thats when you have no life.

Laughing at yourself and having someone else laugh at you are two different things Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob---just so you know...I laugh at you all the time......just because I know your laughing at me.... Laughing
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Queen Boreas
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could someone provide an e-mail address for the anchor and/or station? It's fine to have fun with a news topic, but to make a joke at the expense of people who get a lot of exercise and occasionally clean up the environment is very sad.

Does my brother, who has cerebral palsy, need to get a life because it is an outdoor activity he enjoys participating in?

How about the parents of young children who are enthusiastic about geocaching. Do these parents, who are teaching their children navigation skills and appreciation for the outdoors, need to get a life as well? Or is it the children who need to get a life? I think I'd like to ask this wise news anchor for a clarification on that.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Queen Boreas wrote:
Could someone provide an e-mail address for the anchor and/or station? It's fine to have fun with a news topic, but to make a joke at the expense of people who get a lot of exercise and occasionally clean up the environment is very sad.

Taken from the Michigan Geocaching site's article link posted above:

If you would like to send Mr. Turner a polite request for an on-air apology and a written apology to trippy and Michigan Geocaching Organization for taking that opportunity to publicly ridicule us all, please direct your emails to the following email addresses:

fturner@detnow.com
contactfrankturner@comcast.net
talkback@detnow.com

To reach him by snail mail direct letters to:
Frank Turner
WXYZ News
20777 West 10 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48037

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sent e-mail to Mr. Turner on how much my family and I like to geocache.
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